£0.5 million for UK cancer-depression correlation study:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Cancer Research UK has provided £500,000 ($0.8m) to the University of Edinburgh to research the correlation between cancer and depression. A three-year study, led by Dr Michael Sharpe, in co-operation with the CRUK centre at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital, will seek to devise a care strategy that better accounts for the psychological problems that aggravate the effects of cancer and its treatment. Some 10% of the 5,000 patients who each year begin treatment at the hospital's oncology unit will suffer from depression.